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Posted on: June 1, 2012

[ARCHIVED] What to Do when Summer Camp is Too Much For Your Child

Not all children enjoy a full day of summer camp and not all parents want or need their child to be away for a full day of camp everyday. But it is important to keep your child active and healthy during the long summer vacation.

So what exactly are your choices? You can set-up a play date, go to the park or outdoor pool, sit in the house and watch TV, or join the Niles Family Fitness Center for some summer fun. Though the Niles Family Fitness Center does offer full-time summer camp programs, we have taken the time to creatively offer camp programs that meet the needs of parents and their children.

Camptastic is for ages 6-11. Registration is on a weekly basis and you have a choice of five days, three days or one day a week. This camp meets from 9 3 p.m. but extended am and pm times are offered on a daily basis.

Camp Little is for ages two to five. (Children need not be potty trained.) This eight-week camp is offered from one to three days a week from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Lunch N' Fun is an extension of Camp Little and takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is an additional fee for this camp and the camper must be potty trained.

Not happy with these choices? We have a few more ideas for you:
Silly Science - four to six years. This is a hands-on science class designed to combine learning and fun. With the use of everyday household items, your child will become a silly scientist and create simple experiments. Monday 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Summer Tot Playgroup - One to three yearsIntroducing our new summer tot playgroup. This playgroup is a social experience for both you and your child. You will have fun in a semi-structured environment with age appropriate toys and activities. Playdough bubbles and painting will be included as well as stories and music. Tuesday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 6/19-7/10 and 7/17-8/07

Recipe For Fun - four to six years. Learn to make simple recipes in this pint-sized cooking class. Measuring, mixing, pouring, and stirring are sure to keep our little chefs busy. Each chef will get to eat or take home their own creations.
Wednesday 12:45 p.m to 1:45 p.m. 6/20-7/11 and 7/18-8/09.

Still not satisfied? Here are a few more ideas:

Summer Elite Instruction Basketball - 7-11 years. Mike Ipjian and the Niles Family Fitness Center present a highly instructional, highly competitive basketball program. The camp will address proper shooting mechanics, ball-handling, play-making skills, rebounding, defensive fundamentals, and offensive principles. The focus of the clinic is to enhance both knowledge and performance while providing an opportunity for players to compete. Players will participate in 1 on 1, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5 tournaments, as well as various jumping and shooting competitions.

Fee includes: Elite Instruction Basketball Camp T-shirt

  • Session I Monday-Friday 1 p.m to 4 p.m. 7/09-7/13
  • Session II Monday-Friday 1 p.m to 4 p.m. 7/16-7/20
  • Session III Monday-Friday 1 p.m to 4 p.m. 7/23-7/27
Summer Swim LessonsWe have a new, fast, three-day-a-week for two weeks swim lesson program and also our one-day-a-week for six weeks program.
Family Open Swim: Begins June 11 at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday

For more information, please call us at 847-588-8400. Email us to have your summer programming questions answered. Like us on Facebook for up-to-date information on fitness health, and food-related tips "fit for every body".

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